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World Monuments Fund announces five Jewish heritage grants

  Good news! The World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced Thursday (Feb. 27) the receipt of an award of $220,000 from the David Berg Foundation of New York for five projects at Jewish heritage sites in Europe and Africa: the Schola … continue reading →

Three Polish synagogues get restoration funding

Krzysztof Bielawski of Virtual Shtetl reports that three former synagogues in southern Poland — in Grybów, Bobowa and Józefów Biłgorajski — have received financial support from regional authorities toward their restoration and refurbishment. The sums are not huge, but they help. … continue reading →

Medieval Mikveh discovered in Spain

  Archeologists this month discovered the site of a 15th century mikveh, or ritual bath, in the historic Jewish quarter of Girona, Catalonia (Spain). The Patronat Call de Girona and the Museum of Jewish History announced the discovery Monday at … continue reading →

Slovakia: progress on Bardejov restoration leads to reflection of disappearing Jewish heritage

  In the mid-2000s Emil Fish, who left his native Bardejov, in eastern Slovakia, in 1949, founded an association to preserve Jewish heritage in his home town, the Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee. Among other things, the group is constructing a … continue reading →

New photos — restored Sataniv, Ukraine, synagogue and Jewish cemetery

The German researcher  Christian Herrmann is on one of his regular trips to Ukraine to document Jewish heritage sites. On his trip, he visited Sataniv (Satanov) and was able to photograph the historic 16th century fortress synagogue, which has been … continue reading →